Denver’s stay-at-home order triggered huge sales — and safety concerns — for city’s cannabis businesses

When Denver Mayor Michael Hancock announced recreational marijuana shops would be forced to close under the city’s stay-at-home order Monday, the response from customers was swift. They swarmed local dispensaries to stock up on products and caused enough of a stir that the mayor rescinded the moratorium just three hours…

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After panicked crowds swarm Denver liquor stores and dispensaries, mayor reverses order to close both

Denver Mayor Michael Hancock changed course drastically Monday evening after announcing earlier in the day that liquor stores and recreational marijuana dispensaries would close across the city in an attempt to slow the spread of coronavirus. His office made a new announcement around 5 p.m. via Twitter, saying that liquor…

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Arizona State Prosecutor May Force MMJ Patients to Smoke Cannabis in Order to Medicate

Shelia Polk wants your kids to smoke pot! If you’re not aware of the story about Shelia Polk, she is a State Prosecutor in Arizona that made it her personal mission to undermine the legal rights of cannabis users in her state. The current case she is trying to win…

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In order to keep 5 marijuana licenses, Colorado town trustee resigns 2 days after winning election

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) — A Grand Junction area trustee has announced that he is resigning less than 48 hours after winning the election. Jesse Loughman says he is giving up the Palisade office so he can keep his five marijuana licenses. He owns Palisade’s only retail and medical marijuana…

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Marijuana regulators send cease order to 954 businesses in California

DENVER (AP) — Nearly 1,000 individual cannabis businesses have been sent cease-and-desist letters or emails by California regulators during an ongoing enforcement process, a first step in a long effort to ensure the state’s industry is fully regulated and operating like those in more mature markets. According to a list…

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Amazon primo shipment: Florida couple receives surprise 65 lbs weed with order

Published: Oct 24, 2017, 12:12 pm • Updated: Oct 24, 2017, 12:12 pm By 7News / Scripps Staff Amazon customers in Orlando, Florida, were surprised to find 65 pounds of marijuana inside of four storage totes they had ordered. The 27-gallon totes should have been empty, the couple who ordered…

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Judge lifts restraining order on Maryland grow licenses

Published: Jun 9, 2017, 12:17 pm • Updated: Jun 9, 2017, 12:22 pm By Brian Witte, The Associated Press ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Maryland’s medical marijuana commission can continue to issue licenses to companies to grow the drug. Maryland’s highest court denied a motion Friday to continue a temporary restraining order…

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Prosecutors say Sessions’ severe penalities order “unnecessary and unfortunate”

Published: May 23, 2017, 8:14 am • Updated: May 23, 2017, 8:14 am By Lindsey Bever, The Washington Post A week after U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions told federal prosecutors to “charge and pursue the most serious, readily provable offense” and follow mandatory minimum sentencing guidelines, a bipartisan group of…

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Could Jeff Sessions’ new order hinder NFLPA’s push for marijuana policy change?

Published: May 18, 2017, 5:24 pm • Updated: May 19, 2017, 8:39 am By Nicki Jhabvala, The Denver Post In a two-page memo issued to his staff and made publicly available last Friday, Attorney General Jeff Sessions ordered federal prosecutors to seek the toughest possible charges and sentences for drug…

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